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April 2024 Viewing Diary

To Be or Not to Be (1942; d. Ernst Lubitsch) It’s 82 years later. 82 years. And it’s still a little bit shocking this film even exists. The film lampoons Nazis, and Hitler, and tyranny, which – in 1942 – … Continue reading

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December 2023/January-February 2024 Viewing Diary

The Golden Bachelor Watched – in great hilarity – with Karen and Allison during a raucous sleepover, and Carol pulled up on FaceTime. So we could watch together. The whole thing is so ridiculous. Maestro (2023; d. Bradley Cooper) I … Continue reading

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Review: Players (2024)

I reviewed Players for Ebert. Honestly, it doesn’t really work overall, but the group dynamic is often very funny – and there’s one line by a guy who shows up once – “Uh, I’m a librarian” – that made me … Continue reading

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Movies I Loved in 2022

It is the month of Top 10 Lists. I’ve submitted a few to different sites. And … each list is slightly different. Because I’m not a list person and I don’t rank things and I really don’t like to argue … Continue reading

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October 2022 Viewing Diary

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (2020; d. Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Fascinating dual portraits. No “talking heads”. The entire thing is made up of their own voices, told in talk shows, or interviews. Amazing footage I’ve never seen before. Christine … Continue reading

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Review: Stay the Night (2022)

My response to this movie was so strong I had to interrogate it a little bit. What is this bringing up in me? Why such a personal reaction? This calls into question the whole film critic thing in general. Why … Continue reading

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May 2022 Viewing Diary

This was the month of watching only the first two episodes of various television series. I just couldn’t keep going – not because they’re bad, but because … I have other things I have to do and/or watch. Robert De … Continue reading

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Review: Dinner in America (2022)

Wow. I really loved this. I didn’t love this for the first 15 minutes. It felt empty. I was irritated. And then … It won me over. I love it when that happens. I reviewed for Ebert.

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Criterion June releases announced

Some fabulous titles: Pink Flamingoes! Shaft! And: I’m thrilled that Criterion is releasing Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World, a movie that’s been sweeping up awards ever since it appeared first on the festival circuit last year. The … Continue reading

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Review: Dating & New York (2021)

A rom-com for the millennial set. This is not me saying that. It’s marketed that way. While a lot of this flat out did not work for me, I did like the script and the observations of Jonah Feingold (writer-director) … Continue reading

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